SATURDAY JUNE 2nd 2018
Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny
1h45 / + 11 y.o.
English and French
Flat rate : 10 CHF
A Theatrical Mistressclass on the Gregarious & Moral
(si ! si !) Necessity of Playing A Midsummer Night’s Dream (again ?)
by The Queen’s Women:
Publius Ovidius Naso Arthur Golding + and his Labrador retriever
A rare recording of Shakespeare’s mother’s voice !
Also, also featuring:
And the audience !
Comedies have a twofold function. They are meant to make us laugh and think collectively. They engender collective laughter at socially destructive behaviour in the hope that being conscious of that destructive behaviour will allow the community to correct it. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s most oft-staged and oft-filmed play is almost always played for its magical marriage of complex love stories and rambunctious humour. Understandably. The comic potential of love relationships is an inexhaustible ore which few have mined and expressed more insightfully than Shakespeare in his comedies. However, productions of the play usually sever the line of comic love stories from its darker, parallel line of force which seeks to identify the forces and systems and the individuals empowered by those systems that counter or pervert love. Our Mistressclass, consisting of theatre, staged commentary, and audience participation is a staging of the play’s rambunctious love stories, but also of the play’s expression of the forces, within ourselves as well as without, that desecrate love.